As for the leisure hours, they both have somewhat different tastes. Malena is the one who invests time in read books, especially from personal motivation. These books have somehow in ﬂ uenced his life. The documentaries, especially soccer, have also occupied the moments of the team captain after training. “Make Us Dream”, based on the Steven Gerrard’s career, It is a favorite and one that he discovered during these days. SamaraInstead, he prefers to catch up on his friends through video calls and series. Interestingly, none of them have succumbed to electronic sports or video games. Malena and Samara, twin sisters and Tacon players, are trying to continue with the routine they had before Spanish soccer and sport stopped indefinitely due to the coronavirus health crisis. One of the things that both are paying special interest during this quarantine are the studies. The two players of the future Real Madrid Femenino are close to achieving the degree in their university degrees. Malena is taking a degree in Food Technology at UCAM and Samara a degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Alcalá.In addition to studying, Malena and Samara are focused on keep fit to get in the best possible way to the resumption of the league championship. Thus, after dedicating mornings to study, they spend the afternoons doing the exercises that the CD Tacon them commission every day. Malena, in addition, puts special effort in the diet. His knowledge in this field, thanks to his studies, allows him to carry out a plan not to spend an ounce during these weeks. In fact, controls your weight daily In addition, he also helps his sister, who is already discharged after the injury to her clavicle.
The Spanish midfielder of the West Ham, Pablo Fornals, has recognized that it was difficult for him to adapt to the English Premier during “the first months”, but who already feels fully integrated into a competition where he has been surprised by the “brutal intensity” compared to Spanish football.“The truth is that the first months I enjoyed watching my teammates play, but I did not feel myself. Once I started picking up the pace, I gave several assists and with the change of coach I started scoring a goal and playing well “, Fornals recalled in statements to DAZN collected by Europa Press. Signed last summer by West Ham from Villarreal, the midfielder noted that “the intensity of the game with respect to Spain is brutal”. “I always say it, from minute 60 to 90 a thousand things can happen and in the end it is beautiful,” he stressed, also highlighting the “great difference with respect for the rival fans in almost all stadiums.”“In Spain, when the rival fans travel to another stadium they give it a little corner, but getting to the Chelsea stadium and having your fans have a background is spectacular. In the Liverpool stadium anyway, in the end it is nice because also at the time when you can go celebrate with them and it is impressive, “he explained.In addition, Fornals said he is already “totally” happy in English football. “At the moment when everything changed, in which soccer began to give me, it was spectacular“he finished.
WESTERN BUREAU: Excelsior Community College (EXED) are the inaugural champions of the Community Colleges Council of Jamaica (CCCJ) Athletics Championship after mustering a commanding 179 points at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday. EXED ended the one-day championship 68.5 points in front of a distant second place for the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), 86 points; with Montego Bay Community College third overall with 79 points. Portmore (74), Knox Community College (72), Moneague (34), and Brown’s Town (12) round out the top seven. EXED won nearly all the major races, including Kadian McKoy’s triumph in the women’s 400m in 1:06.26 seconds. Moneague’s Robyn McPherson took silver in 1:08.83 seconds; and her teammate, Rocaina Butter, the bronze in 1:14.47 seconds. Shane Hudson won gold for Moneague in the men’s equivalent in a time of 49.41 seconds. EXED’s Andre McFarlane, 50.15 seconds, was second and Christopher Myrie of CASE was third in 51.46. The marquee 100m race for men was won by Jullane Walker of EXED in 10.83 seconds. Silver went to Knox’s Odane Wright (11.02), with the bronze going to Jerome Barton of Portmore. 100m race Moneague shone in the women’s 100m race, with first place going to Tianna Miller in 12.87 seconds. Daniella Medly of MoBay Community College finished in second in 13.32 and Malieka Newman (Knox) was third in 13.51 seconds. The David Riley-coached EXED did not let up in the sprint relays, winning both the male and female categories easily. They posted 43.59 seconds to win the men’s 4x100m with a team comprising Delton Gregory, Walker, Andre McFarlane and Maurice Harrison. Portmore (44.24) were second and CASE (45.27) third. EXED were also impressive in winning the women’s race, stopping the clock at 53.02 seconds, with Knox (53.63) and Moneague 54.00 seconds, taking the minor placings. Jason Lewis, Shavaun Dawson, Andre McFarlane and Romario Thomas took EXED to an exciting gold in the men’s 4x400m relay win in 3:30.84 seconds. CASE finished second in 3:35.76, with third going to Knox in 3:39.83. EXED’s Maurice Harrison accounted for 21 points and was awarded the Champion Boy Trophy, while on the female side, that award went to Kadian McKoy, also of EXED. “The council is very delighted with the outcome of this our first attempt at a track and field meet,” declared Aldane Crew, meet director. “Next year will see the inclusion of at least three community colleges from overseas, and that in itself will be an interesting development as we build out our plans for the meet in ensuing years,” added Crew.
KOLKATA, India (CMC):In-form batsman Evin Lewis will replace the injured Lendl Simmons on the West Indies team for the World T20 tournament which gets under way in India on Tuesday, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced yesterday.Lewis, 24, is receiving his maiden call up after a string of outstanding performances in the NAGICO Super50 and the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.The T&T cricketer posted scores of 74, 101, 87 and 104 against Jamaica and blasted 56 against the Leeward Islands last week.Lewis, a former West Indies Under-19 player, has been called up as a replacement for Simmons.REPRESENTATIONHe is yet to play at the international level, having represented Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean T20 and the Champions League, and has also played for T&T Red Steel and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.”Evin Lewis, a young and exciting batsman who we believe will fit into the team set-up very well. He has the ability to perform at this level of the game,” said chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd.”His selection is in keeping with our policy to give exposure to young, talented players we believe will help to carry West Indies cricket forward.”Simmons, the 31-year-old right-handed top-order batsman, will remain in Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation, while left handed Lewis was due to fly out yesterday.West Indies arrived in Kolkata on Monday after completing a two-week preparation camp in the United Arab Emirates where they won all four warm-up matches.The Caribbean side has been drawn in Group One of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and one of the qualifiers from the first round.They will play their two official warm-up matches against hosts India tomorrow and Australia on Sunday.Lewis will be hoping to get to India in time for the second warm-up match against Australia.West Indies are entering the World Cup second in the ICC rankings, with India installed as the top-ranked team.
Former champions Harbour View will go into today’s set of matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with the advantage as the battle for the fourth place continues. The stars of the East, as Harbour View are dubbed, currently occupy the fourth spot on 39 points, the same as UWI FC, but with a superior goal difference. What gives them the edge today is the match-up. While Harbour View will play away to the inconsistent Boys Town, UWI FC will host defending champions and the team occupying second spot, Arnett Gardens. Of the opposing teams, Boys’ Town are the easier of the two while only a brave person would bet against Arnett Gardens defeating UWI FC. Arnett Gardens are filled with ammunition and with the likes of the in-form Michaelous Martin, their leading scorer Kemal Malcolm, Leon Strickland and Newton Sterling. Any of those forwards can provide the goods on the day. With UWI FC’s slow defensive unit and Deno Schaffe being out, it will take a major effort to keep Arnett Gardens off the score sheet. UWI FC are also capable of finding the back of the net through Girvon Brown, Anthony, Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Since his return to the island from the USA, Brian Brown has been in good goal-scoring form and is expected to lead the Harbour View attack against Boys’ Town. P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay U 29 15 11 3 47 17 30 56 Arnett 29 16 6 7 44 22 22 54 Portmore 29 16 6 7 36 24 12 54 H View 29 9 12 8 34 29 5 39 UWI 29 10 9 10 33 39 -6 39 H Lion 29 9 11 9 23 27 -4 38 Boys’ T 29 9 8 12 33 44 -11 35 Tivoli 29 9 6 14 31 37 -6 33 Cavalier 29 8 9 12 23 29 -6 33 Reno 29 7 11 11 28 45 -17 32 W’house 29 6 10 13 26 35 -9 28 Rivoli 29 6 9 14 31 41 -11 27 Today’s Games – 8:40 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Portmore United – Montego Bay Sports Complex POINTS STANDING Tomorrow’s game: – 3:30 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Harbour View – Barbican Stadium – 3:30 p.m.: Reno vs Tivoli Gardens – Frome Complex – 3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centre – 3:30 p.m.: Rivoli United FC vs Cavalier – Prison Oval – 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Mona
KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP):Novak Djokovic won a record-tying sixth Key Biscayne title and his third in a row yesterday, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami Open final.The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 28-1 this year. His only loss came when he retired during his quarter-final against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai with an eye infection.Djokovic won his 28th ATP Masters title, breaking the record he shared with Rafael Nadal, and won both Indian Wells and the Miami Open for the third year in a row. He didn’t lose a set in the tournament and tied Andre Agassi’s record of six men’s titles at Key Biscayne.The No. 6-seeded Nishikori lost to Djokovic for the sixth consecutive time and was doomed by an erratic serve. He double-faulted five times and Djokovic repeatedly pounced on his second serve to break five times.The weather was less oppressive than in recent days, with highs only in the 70s, but Djokovic made sure the match didn’t become an endurance test. He broke in three of Nishikori’s first four service games, dominating rallies in part because Nishikori’s shots lacked the precision of earlier matches.Nishikori required treatment from a trainer on his left thigh late in the second set, but his bigger problem was his opponent.- AP
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CMC): Jamaican Shaun Bridgmohan carved out narrow victories to win two of the six added-money events on the 12-race card at Fair Grounds here Saturday. The 37-year-old Bridgmohan partnered with favourite Cash Control to win the US$75,000 Blushing K. D. Stakes by a head in race five, and returned in race seven to pilot 4-1 bet Western Reserve to victory by a nose in the $75,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial Stakes. Bridgmohan also added race 12 to his tally when he scored with 3-1 chance Pam’s Meadow in a 51/2 furlong sprint, to move to 11 wins and earnings of $238 470 in the season, which began November 19 and wraps April 2 next year. Bridgmohan’s opening win came over a mile and sixteenth, when he carried five-year-old bay mare Cash Control to a squeaker over the three-year-old and upwards fillies and mares, in a time of one minute, 42.92 seconds. Freudie Anne set the early pace with splits of 23.44 seconds for the first quarter-mile and 48.24 at the half, as Bridgmohan and Cash Control tracked from second on the outside. Approaching the quarter-pole, Cash Control attacked the leader and Kitten’s Roar followed, with the pair hitting the front. Kitten’s Roar poked her nose in front at the sixteenth pole, but Bridgmohan clawed back to get Cash Control to the wire first on the head bob. In the Buddy Diliberto also over a mile and sixteenth, Bridgmohan steered four-year-old gelding Western Reserve to victory by a nose over the three-year-old and upwards. The pair stalked the pace from third as Sky Flight and Ibaka disputed the half-mile run in 48.62 seconds. As the race swung for home, Western Reserve eked out a small lead, but Granny’s Kitten and Greengrassofyoming came to challenge, leading to a three-way battle to the wire.
Track : Good Weather: FineRace 1 1500 M (Purse $720,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO – (NW4)SHANE ELLIS1. #1 MEET JUSTIN DaneNelson 54.0 $250.00 $77.002. #4 PARTY CUP JPatterson2 54.0 2-3/4L $118.003. #5 BALLON D’OR LSteadman2 54.5 3-1/2L $97.004. #2 NO MONEY FRIEND SMuir 56.0 4-1/2LFinal Time : 1:35.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.4, 1:13.0,Winner : 5yo b colt – STORM CRAFT – DINERO SENORITATrainer : GARY CRAWFORD Owner: PROPER FIX SYNDICATEBred by MICHAEL GAYLEQu: $810.00 Ex: $1,629.00Trifecta: $1,752.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $650,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)JEVVANNE ERWIN1. #5 ZEPHYR OWalker 54.0 $242.00 $123.002. #10 PRINCESS EMANUELLE RHalledeen 54.0 2-3/4L $133.003. #8 MISTER BONES CBudhai 54.0 Neck $125.004. #9 MR. LYNDHURST RWilson 54.0 3-1.2LFinal Time : 1:13.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 4yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $841.00 Ex: $1,421.00D/E: $2,713.00Superfecta: $22,230.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-(NW3)FILLIES & MARESDANE NELSON1. #6 QUICK CHIC OWalker 52.5 $133.00 $60.002. #7 CLEARLY OURS PFrancis 51.0 3-1/2L $100.003. #9 GOFORHOME DaneNelson 55.0 5-1/2L $92.004. #10 TURBO MACHINE AndrePowell3 52.5 3LLate scratch : #8 HERECOMESTROUBLEFinal Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.2Winner : 5yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING – RACING MACHINETrainer: JOHNNY WILMOT Owner: SYDNEY ROMANBred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $425.00 Ex: $851.00D/E: $654.00 (5-8) $318.00Superfecta: $3,756.00Rolling Triple: $10,564.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACEOMAR WALKER1. #8 FIVE STAR SEllis 54.0 $121.00 $50.002. #1 PEEPING TOM WHenry 52.0 Sh.Head $50.00*3. #11 ALEXANDER REW OWalker 54.0 2-3/4L $50.004. #7 KINGONAMISSION JInnis2 49.0 6-1/2L5. #5 SON OF SPARTACUS KRobinson 56.0 1-1/4LFinal Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.3Winner : 3yo b colt – TRADITIONAL – JADORETrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE & RICHARD AZANBred by MILADE AZANQuinella : (1,8) $2,712.00 Exacta : (8-1) $5,556.00D/E : (6-8) $660.00Trifecta : (8-1-11) $2,135.00Hi-5 : (8-1-11-7-5) $85,413.50Rolling Triple : (5-6-8) $3,925.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE – FILLIESROBERT HALLEDEEN1. #12 ARTHUR’S DREAM SEllis 55.0 $729.00 $238.002. #13 TIZ A VIBE RHalledeen 52.5 2-1/4L $112.003. #5 KILLER BEE OMullings 54.0 3-1/2L $93.004. #3 CLASICAL PRINCESS DaneNelson 55.0 2-1/4L5. #10 NUCLEAR TRAIN RLahoe 53.0 Sh.HeadFinal Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SPACEDOUTTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : EDISON CHAIBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $1,355.00 Ex: $3,534.00D/E: $2,511.00Superfecta: $24,983.00Rolling Triple: $18,624.00(SVREL) EXERCISE RIDERS’ RACE TROPHYRace 6 800 M (S) (Purse $600,000) 5-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $110,0 SINCE DEC. 11. #12 FIRST’K’BOY RSmith 52.5 $286.00 $104.00*2. #7 SONG ON TRACK CMamdeen 51.0 1-3/4L $64.003. #6 PEARL APPEAL AByfield 53.0 1-3/4L $148.004. #13 POWERFUL RED DEllis 58.5 1-1/2L5. #11 UNCLE CHUBBY MPottingerJr 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #9 BORDER LINEFinal Time : 0:49.3 Splits : 24.0, , ,Winner : 9yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE – MISS NICKELSTrainer: ERROL POTTINGER Owner : BARSHERBred by RENTALS & MORE LTD.NOTE: HORSE #7 SONG ON TRACK PASSED THE POST 1ST, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 2ND.Qu: $352.00 Ex: $970.00D/E: $15,687.00Trifecta: $4,840.00Hi-5: $82,397.50Rolling Triple: $19,820.00Pick-4: $61,152.00Super-6: $11,731.80 (5 OF 6)Carry-over : $1,689,392.25Race 7 1400 M (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE -(NW OF AN OV LIFETIME)RAYAN WILSON1. #6 BIRDIE MY LOVE OEdwards2 52.0 $183.00 $63.00*2. #11 LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.5 1-1/4L $64.003. #5 DANCING QUEEN PWilliams 53.0 6/1 1 $137.004. #8 ANOTHER FURY WHenry 52.0 2LLate scratch : #9 MR. AMBASSADORFinal Time : 1:25.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.0, 1:11.3,Winner: 4yo filly – BURNING MARQUE – BYE BYE BIRDIETrainer: FITZROY GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Qu: $261.00 Exacta: $692.00D/E: $1,126.00Superfecta: $1,324.00Rolling Triple: $54,305.00AL GOPIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $600,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #11 JASON’S GOLD DaneNelson 55.0 $252.00 $93.00*2. #7 NEWTON’S FIRST LAW RHalledeen 55.0 4L $73.003. #4 LUNA EMMA AndreePowell3 48.0 3-1/4L $154.004. #3 CAPTAIN CUDJOE JErwin 54.0 1-3/4L5. #14 MOON WALK AndrePowell3 52.5 1LFinal Time : 1:01.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.1Winner : 4yo b colt – REGION OF MERIT – FORMALLY GOLDTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner : GARTH SAMUELSBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $447.00 Ex: $920.00D/E : (6-11) $1,375.00Trifecta : (11-7-4) $8,177.00Hi-5 : (11-7-4-3-14) $30,691.00Rolling Triple : (12-6-11) $12,086.00PlacePot 8 : (1,4-5,10-6,7-1,8-12,13-7) $48,492.00LADY GEETA TROPHYRace 9 1200 M (Purse $1,300,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. #4 CAMPESINO RHalledeen 52.0 $104.00 $50.002. #5 GARY GLITTER CBudhai 50.5 1/2L $50.00*3. #1 SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.0 1-1/4L $50.004. #6 BRAWN DaneNelson 54.0 3/4LFinal Time : 1:11.1 Splits : 22.3, 44.3Winner: 7yo b horse – COMPADRE – YAELLATrainer: PHILIP FEANNY Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $1,144.00 Ex: $1,381.00D/E: $1,177.00Trifecta: $297.00Rolling Triple: $10,976.00JAMAICA JOCKEYS’ GUILD TROPHYRace 10 1400 M (Purse $620,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #3 WARTIME OWalker 54.0 $93.00 $66.002. #2 KAMALI STAR AntThomas3 50.5 7-1/2L $170.003. #10 PIANO MAN RHalledeen 54.0 Neck $149.004. #1 DRAGLINE WHenry 53.0 2L5. #5 PHOTOGENIC DaneNelson 54.0 8/1 3/4Late scratch : #12 MAJOR FORCEFinal Time : 1:27.0 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:12.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – TIME CRISISTrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by DR. PAUL R. WRIGHTNOTE: HORSE #6 JON MARSHALL PASSED THE POST 5TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Qu: $1,796.00 Ex: $2,354.00D/E: $291.00 (4-12) $79.00Trifecta: $3,230.00Hi-5: $64,717.50Rolling Triple : (11-4-3) $1,982.00Pick-4: $9,548.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6 : (12-12-6-11-4-3) $798,839.10 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $170,680.50 (8 OF 9); $1,273.50 (7 OF 9)Carry-over : $1,926,565.20
Trainer Ryan Darby and jockey Shane Ellis hold the keys to the opening race in tomorrow’s Sunrise-6 at Caymanas Park.Darby will saddle three starters in the three-year-old only event over 1820 metres. Ellis rides the trainer’s best hope, the well-bred COLT OF ARMS, a full brother to former classic contender Southern Cruise. Both are bred by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda and owned by Hyde Valley Farms.COLT OF ARMS has competed just once, a tame effort behind Henry The Second on April 22. His exercise reports, however, suggest he can do much better than the 1:38.2 he did for 1500 metres on that day, and with Ellis remaining on board, there is every likelihood that we will see a vastly improved performance.E.J. MAKIT was also in that April 22 event and finished well ahead of COLT OF ARMS (eleven lengths). The Delroy Wisdom-trained E.J. MAKIT showed negative tendencies (slowly out) on his next start, however, and the well-bred COLT OF ARMS is now ready to show his true class.At just 47kg MIRACLE RECOVERY will not be beaten in race two, a bottom-of-the-barrel 1000 metres straight event for horses who have not earned $120,000 since January 13.The ten-year-old mare carried 55kg on her last outing on April 29 and was not disgraced in finishing sixth by four-and-a-half lengths to Bullet Raj. She will be 8kg lighter tomorrow and the female apprentice, Andree Powell, should have an easy win.EYESON CODED SECRETThe third race for four-year-old and up maidens going 1400 metres looks tailored for CODED SECRET with the sparingly used jockey Anthony Sybble aboard.CODED SECRET was strongly whispered and chased the consistent Leekout all the way for 1600 metres last time out and only failed by half a length to nab the favourite. The splits for that race were 24.3×47.3×1:12.3 with a final time of 1:41.4. No other entrant in tomorrow’s race can better those splits and CODED SECRET will be a lonely winner.The consistent XQUISITE CHOICE gets a grand opportunity to get off the mark for 2017 when he runs in the fourth race. Andrew McDonald’s gelding did finish behind WARRIOR PRINCESS on January 28 but while the latter has raced just three times this year XQUISITE CHOICE has faced the starter six times and, therefore, his fitness is not in doubt.Race five is another knotty maiden event where the main contenders are VICE ROYALTY, ROSES IN BLOOM and DIOSA DE ORO.VICE ROYALTY ran a surprising third in the Jamaica Oaks on April 29 while she was just over two lengths behind ROSES IN BLOOM on her previous start.The two are really nothing special and DIOSA DE ORO, who ran her best-ever race when fitted with the visor on April 29, appears to be an improving sort. Trainer Anthony Nunes has also opted for the very competent jockey Aaron Chatrie, instead of apprentice Dane Dawkins, and DIOSA DE ORO will run a big race tomorrow.In the sixth event, BIG BLACK NATION should recoup losses after being surprised by Cup Of Tea last Saturday.SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS1. Colt Of Arms2. Miracle Recovery3. Coded Secret4. Xquisite Choice5. Diosa De Oro6. Big Black Nation
Paul Varilla also chipped in 18 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Jerwin Gaco tallied a double-double of 13 markers and 11 boards in the triumph.“We know the implications and the impact of this game to the standings. We knew we had to dig deep and we need to step up and I’m glad that we got the job done,” said coach Lawrence Chongson, as Tanduay improved its record to a 5-2 slate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It took a quarter and a half before the Rhum Masters finally solved the problem that are Batangueños, staging a 14-4 spurt to break a close 37-35 affair to a 51-39 halftime lead.That continued in the third frame as Tanduay silenced its foe with a killer 24-0 run to grab a commanding 75-39 lead with 5:08 left to play in the period. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Lester Alvarez. PBA IMAGESTanduay sent a strong message and crushed Batangas, 111-86, to move to solo third place in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Von Tambeling scattered 28 points, five rebounds, and three steals, while Lester Alvarez added 20 markers, six boards, and six assists as the duo captained the Rhum Masters’ third quarter breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation TANDUAY 111 – Tambeling 28, Alvarez 20, Varilla 18, Gaco 13, Vigil 7, Taganas 6, Sollano 6, Eguilos 4, Palma 4, Terso 2, Martinez 2, Villamor 1, Sanga 0, Santos 0.BATANGAS 86 – Sedurifa 24, Forrester 14, Ablaza 10, Anderson 9, De Joya 7, Bautista 7, Laude 4, Isit 4, Saitanan 2, Mendoza 2, Mangabang 2, Dela Peña 1, Napoles 0, Ragasa 0.Quarters: 21-20, 51-39, 86-55, 111-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perpetual protests forfeiture of win vs St. Benilde Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Chongson admitted that at this stage, he’s no longer looking at the top two but is hell-bent on claiming the next best thing, which is the third and fourth place which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.“These last remaining games are like the playoffs for us. The standings are neck-and-neck and we cannot afford to lose. So what we can do is to take care of our end,” he said.Joseph Sedurifa carried Batangas with 24 points and 11 rebounds in the loss, while James Forrester got 14 markers, three boards, and two assists in his swansong for the squad.The Batangueños’ second consecutive defeat drops them down the standings at 4-3, precariously holding on to the sixth spot.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments